Texas Birds’ House Gets a Renovation

July 2003

PETA secured a more humane environment for eight exotic birds in Texas who were confined to a semi-outdoor kennel and suffering from severe feather-plucking and lethargy. After days of calls to local authorities, the sheriff and an avian expert visited the property. As a result, the birds now enjoy ventilation fans, elevated water and food dishes, and a water mister.

Read about the problems that exist when purchasing an exotic animal as a “pet.”

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind